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Maryland Senate President Says His Health Is 'Largely Good'

Maryland's longtime Senate president has told lawmakers his health is "largely good today" as he updated them on his battle with Stage 4 prostate cancer

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    Maryland Senate President Says His Health Is 'Largely Good'
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    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller speaks in the State Senate chamber in Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, the first day of the state's 2019 legislative session. The session begins with 60 new members to take up issues involving health care, education and the minimum wage.

    Maryland's longtime Senate president has told lawmakers his health is "largely good today" as he updated them on his battle with Stage 4 prostate cancer.

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller sent the letter last week. 

    Miller, 76, says he still has back pain from cancer in his bones. But he wrote that he otherwise continues "to face an improving prognosis for the time being."

    He also wrote that his doctor has cleared him for activities that include taking longer trips.

    Miller says he is being treated with a regiment of Radium-223, which is an injectable radiation that both kills cancer and strengthens the bone. He says his medical team will re-evaluate next steps after he completes the treatment.

    Miller is the longest-serving state Senate president in the nation.

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